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Turkish President Erdogan calls for boycott of US tech

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a boycott of all U.S. technology during a speech in the country’s capital city of Ankara. “Every product that we buy in foreign currency from outside, we will produce them here and sell abroad,” said Erdogan during the speech. “We will boycott the electronics products of the U.S.” Erdogan continued to suggest that ...

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Turkish President Erdogan calls for boycott of US tech

Yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a boycott of all US technology during a speech in the country’s capital city of Ankara. “Every product that we buy in foreign currency from outside, we will produce them here and sell abroad,” said Erdogan during the speech. “We will boycott the electronics products of the U.S.” Erodagan continued to suggest that ...

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Turkish lawyers want US soldiers arrested for 'ties to coup movement'

Turkish lawyers are calling for US soldiers at Incirlik Air Base to be arrested, alleging they have ties to the movement behind the 2016 coup attempt. They want the base searched via warrants and flights leaving it to be halted. As the political row between Ankara and Washington intensifies, the attorneys from the pro-government Association for Social Justice and Aid ...

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US sanctioning Turkish officials over detention of American pastor – White House

The officials targeted under the so-called Global Magnitsky Act are Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül and Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. The US Treasury is imposing sanctions against two cabinet-level Turkish officials over the continued detention of a US pastor by the Turkish authorities, the White House spokesperson said. Pastor Andrew ...

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'Erdogan’s dark dictatorship': Netanyahu hits back at Turkish leader’s 'spirit of Hitler' jibe

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled Turkey a dark dictatorship which massacres minorities after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likened Israeli politicians to Adolf Hitler over the controversial ‘nation-state’ law. Turkey is turning into “a dark dictatorship” which “is massacring Syrians and Kurds and has jailed tens of thousands” of its citizens, Netanyahu said on Tuesday, responding to Erdogan’s attacks. The prime minister said that his ...

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Erdogan committed to Russian energy projects after Turkish election victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election. They discussed energy projects between the nations and Erdogan has confirmed Ankara’s commitment to the initiatives. Read more “The presidents confirmed their mutual interest in expanding partnership between the two countries and noted as priorities joint strategic energy projects, including the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear ...

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Turkish & US troops coordinate ‘independent’ patrols near Kurdish-held town in Syria

Turkish and US troops have begun separate patrols along the line dividing the Turkish-controlled areas from the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, northern Syria, after Ankara and Washington agreed a “roadmap” on the Kurds’ withdrawal. “As per the Manbij Roadmap and Safety Principles previously agreed upon, independent patrol activities by soldiers of Turkish Armed Forces and US Armed Forces have begun ...

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Bickering NATO buddies: Turkish FM meeting Pompeo amid strained US-Turkey ties

Turkey’s foreign minister is meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, amid growing tensions between the two nations on issues ranging from the US embassy in Jerusalem to Ankara’s purchase of Russian arms. Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Washington on Sunday for a two-day working visit – and there is plenty of work to be done. The foreign ...

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Turkey & Gazprom agree on construction of land portion of Europe-bound Turkish Stream

Russian state energy giant Gazprom and the Turkish government have reached a deal on the construction of the land-based part of the Turkish Stream branch that will bring Russian gas to European consumers. The parties signed a protocol that would allow the construction, which was stalled by a legal rift over gas prices, to go forward. Gazprom and Turkey’s state-owned ...

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Turkish lira touches record low as Erdogan pledges more govt control of economy

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced more state control in the country’s fiscal and economic policy. This triggered a further sell-off in the Turkish lira. Erdogan announced the measures in a recent interview with Bloomberg. They will come after the presidential election in July, which will end Turkey’s transition to a presidential republic and is set to consolidate ...

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